Election Day and Beyond

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th and RPM has partnered with Movement Voter Project to identify and support organizations who are locally based and working all year because that is one of the most effective ways to inspire unlikely voters to actually get to the polls and stay involved after election day.

Young people have the lowest turnout rate of any eligible voter demographic. The ongoing work to ensure fair access to cast ballots and inspire enthusiasm in disenfranchised populations needs support. RPM can and will help develop campaigns that will impact 2019 elections and lay the groundwork for the 2020 elections.

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General Election Day and Voter Protection:

Voter suppression efforts have gotten a lot of coverage in Georgia, North Dakota and Kansas, but efforts to limit voting are not limited to just those places.

  • Voter discrimination takes on a variety of forms. If you run into any problems at the polls, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or visit bit.ly/protectyourvote
  • It’s election day! Need polling place or voting info/help? 1-866-OUR-VOTE or bit.ly/866ourvote

Electoral Resources:

Changing demographics in the South have national implications. Supporting orgs who are led by and organizing those populations will go a long way to inspire participation and ensure their vote is counted. For states not listed below, head over to Movement Voter Project and find a local org where you can direct fans. Also check out this nationwide guide by the Movement For Black Lives.

TEXAS

FLORIDA

  • Think people should have the right to vote once they’ve paid their debt to society? Get informed about that & 11 other amendments on your ballot with the help of Progress Florida.  Also check out this report card on state leadership!

GEORGIA

  • Care about voter protection and greater access to cast your ballot in Georgia? Join New Georgia Project in their ongoing work to fight for voter protections after election day.

ILLINOIS

  • Chicago Votes is working to pass legislation for fair and accessible elections, racial and social justice, police accountability and more.